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Madison Mayor shares his hopes for city bike expansions

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Even though he shortened one of Madison's big annual bike events, Ride the Drive, Mayor Paul Soglin says he does hope more people will bike.

He told a room full of bike enthusiasts he plans for the city to spend about $2 million in renovations.

The biggest being a $700,000 new underpass on the west end of University Avenue.

He says the future plans are needed to keep everyone safe.

"Despite the budget problems in terms of fixing up some of the existing routes we'll be doing connections in missing spots on the west and east side," said Mayor Paul Soglin.

Mayor Soglin also pointed out the high number of assaults that took place on city bike paths this summer.

He says this area of safety should also be a priority.

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